Tuesday, August 11th 2020, 4:03 pm
By: News On 6, Amber Cannon
Officials with The Tulsa State Fair announced on Tuesday, August 11th that the fair will be canceled because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials said this will impact the Midway portion of the fair. Other possible options are still being considered for the livestock and Made In Oklahoma portions of the fair.
County Officials said after working on modified plans and then talking and meeting with health officials, they decided the best way to keep people safe was to cancel the fair this year.
County Commissioner Karen Keith said they will be working on a modified plan to allow the youth livestock show, which is not open to the public.
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This cancellation comes after multiple state fairs in the U.S. were also canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes the Oklahoma State Fair and the State Fair of Texas.
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The Tulsa State Fair was scheduled to run October 1st through 11th.
Stay with News On 6 for updates about the cancellation of the Tulsa State Fair.